2017 Lyon County Calendar

 

January    
2   NEW YEARS-OFFICE CLOSED
8th-11th   AFBF Convention, Pheonix, AZ
19 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
20   Young Farmer Leadership Conference, Covington, KY
21   Young Farmer Leadership Conference, Covington, KY
24   Murray Soybean Promotion Day, Murray, KY
25   Ag Expo, Owensboro, KY
February    
7   KY General Assembly Resumes Session
14   President's & VP's Conference, Louisville, KY
15   President's & VP's Conference, Louisville, KY
15th-18th   National Farm Machinery Show, Louisville, KY
16 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
25th-1st   Congressional Tour, Washington, DC
28   Scholarship Deadline (State & County)
March    
1   Congressional Tour, Washington, DC
    Food Check-Out Day
10th-11th   Women's Conference
13th-16th   Young Farmer Marketing Tour, St. Louis, MO
16   Certified Roadside Market Educational Meeting, BG, KY
16 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
20th-24th   Ag Literacy Week
April    
13   GOOD FRIDAY-OFFICE CLOSED
20 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
May    
18 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
29   MEMORIAL DAY-OFFICE CLOSED
June      
11th-15th   Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, Murray, KY
15 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
Various   Regional Teacher Workshop
23   Deadline for Communications Award Submission
July    
4   4TH OF JULY-OFFICE CLOSED
    District Policy Development Meeting
14th-15th   Young Farmer Summer Outing
20 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
27   UK Corn, Soybean, Tobacco Field Day, Princeton, KY
August    
4   Application Submitted for Public Relations Award
17 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
24   Farm Bureau Day, State Fair, Louisville, KY
25   Deadline for Public Relations Award
September    
4   LABORY DAY-OFFICE CLOSED
8   Deadline for Information Award
16 5:00 PM County Safety Day @ Lyon Convention Center
16 6:00 PM County Annual Meeting @ Lyon Convention Center
28th-29th   Bluegrass and Backroads Tour, Bowling Green, KY
October    
6   Deadline for Safety Challenge
15   County Resolutions DUE to state office
19 7:30 AM County Meeting @ FB Office
20   Deadline for Women's Education & Mini Grant
    District Outstanding Youth Contest
31   Deadline for Distinguished Service Award

 

KFB Spotlight

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue
June 25, 2019
Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

As much as farm families love what they do, there is a tremendous amount of stress that can come along with any farming operation, big or small; in good economic times or financial downturns.

Leading Young Ice Cream Entrepreneurs into the Value-Added Dairy Industry
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Leading Young Ice Cream Entrepreneurs into the  Value-Added Dairy Industry

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “entrepreneur” as being, “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.”  With that said, the likely image of an entrepreneur is not necessarily that of a teenager. However, Ben Williams and Taylor Cook did not get that memo. In fact, these two teens have been thinking about running a business of their own for quite some time.

May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs
May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs

In addition to being resourceful, hard-working and persistent, our nation’s farmers have been very patient. We have endured continued drops in net farm income, a host of natural disasters, and some of the most volatile commodity markets experienced in decades.